BING Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia delivering his State of the District Report yesterday*
(Ronnie Baldonado photo)

‘I will be ready in 2016'

Bacolod Rep. Evelio Leonardia yesterday did not disclose what post he is going for in the 2016 polls but vowed that when he does run, he will be ready for it.

“When I campaign, I promise you that I will be ready in 2016,” Leonardia said at the end of his State of the District Report yesterday, that was met by laud applause from the crowd gathered at the Garden Royale at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex in Bacolod City.

“I believe you are expecting me to announce something. Over the past months, people have been asking me for my plans for 2016. I told them that I have a lot of work to do as congressman,” he said..moremoremore

Leonardia bares
P5.6B target for Bacolod

Rep. Evelio Leonardia said yesterday that under his watch, P2.38 billion in public works have been completed or are currently in various stages of implementation in Bacolod City, but he hopes to hit the P5.68 billion mark before his term ends next year.

Leonardia, who delivered his State of the District Report on his birthday at the Garden Royale at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex in Bacolod City, said it is his wish to deliver an additional P3.3 billion in projects to Bacolod City by 2016.

“It is my dream, my hope and my birthday wish that if not all, at least most of these projects would have been realized during my incumbency as congressman, so I can say later that P5.68 billion worth of projects were poured into Bacolod City,” Leonardia said.moremoremore


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Tesda allots P35 million
for scholars in Neg. Or.

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority allotted P35 million for scholarship grants in Negros Oriental this year, provincial director Floro Ringca during the graduation of 296 students from the Provincial Integrated Skills Training Center yesterday.

He said the amount is for almost 5,000 scholars in 17 private and public schools in the province, to include scholars enrolled at PISTC, those under the Private Education Student Financial Assistance, Special Training for Employment Program where tools are distributed to the graduates, and from towns under the Bottom Up Budgeting program.

Of the 296 students who graduated yesterday, 24 are Tesda scholars and 49 grantees of the provincial government. moremoremore